The old staircase Is full of pitfalls, and the churlish moon
Grows, like a miser, niggard of her beams, And hides her face behind a muslin mask As harlots do when they go forth to snare Some wretched soul in sin.
Not all," said Mowgli, laughing; "else there would be a new and strong Shere Khan to kill once a moon
The sorcerer, in his turn, replied that the sultan, the "mwani," who had been sick for many years, implored the aid of heaven, and he invited the son of the moon
to visit him.
The old woman counselled her to go to the mill-pond the next full moon
and play upon a golden flute, and then to lay the flute on the bank.
I have told you," answered the man of science, "that they are the Moon
, Mars and the Sun.
The pearly lustre of the moon
went out: The mossy banks and the meandering paths, The happy flowers and the repining trees, Were seen no more: the very roses' odors Died in the arms of the adoring airs.
We see the sinking moon
," answered the spokesman of the party.
In 1649 a Frenchman, one Jean Baudoin, published a `Journey performed from the Earth to the Moon
by Domingo Gonzalez,' a Spanish adventurer.
it ought to reach the moon
four days after its departure, that is on the 5th of December, at midnight precisely, at the moment of her attaining her perigee, that is her nearest distance from the earth, which is exactly 86,410 leagues (French), or 238,833 miles mean distance (English).
This relates to a book published some years ago in Germany, and said to be by Herschel, which contained a description of the moon
and its inhabitants, written with such a semblance of truth that many were deceived by the imposture.
SHONE down out of a cloudless sky--a huge, swollen moon
that seemed so close to earth that one might wonder that she did not brush the crooning tree tops.
In a word, the clock struck five just as Mr Jones took his leave of Gloucester; an hour at which (as it was now mid-winter) the dirty fingers of Night would have drawn her sable curtain over the universe, had not the moon
forbid her, who now, with a face as broad and as red as those of some jolly mortals, who, like her, turn night into day, began to rise from her bed, where she had slumbered away the day, in order to sit up all night.
Perhaps my mother may have been superstitious of the moon
and looked upon it over the wrong shoulder at the wrong time.
When yester-eve the moon
arose, then did I fancy it about to bear a sun: so broad and teeming did it lie on the horizon.
And Saxon said, "I don't know about apples in the valley of the moon
, but I do know that the yield is ten thousand per cent.